Storyteller Storyteller (Story Pocket Theatre)
By Caro Moses | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016
This show wasn’t quite what we were expecting, I must confess: it features two storytellers from two of Story Pocket Theatre’s other shows – ‘The Arabian Nights’ and ‘A Pocket Full Of Grimms’ – and those shows were fairly wordy, and of course, brilliant. When those two storytellers get together, however, it’s comedy physical mayhem and clowning that ensue, and not much in the way of talking whatsoever. In the tradition of this fabulous children’s theatre company, it’s beautifully done, a funny, accessible and engaging performance which had the adults laughing as loud as the children in the audience. The two performers, Ashley Bates and Luke Pitman, are excellent, using every part of their anatomies, as well as assorted props, to create a compelling and hilarious visual spectacle.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Caro Moses]